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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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XP/ ipconfig: DHCP timeout error

Hopefully someone here will know what to do. I just recently switched ISP's and I'm trying to get back online with my PC. I have one computer on a wireless network and the other on CAT5. The one that is wired is the one I'm having problems with.

It is setup to automattically obtain IP info. After I run the ipconfig prompts it looks like it's still set up to Microsoft's default of 169.254.???.??? (or something like that).

ipconfig /release -doesn't do anything
ipconfig /renew -hangs up and comes back with an error about timing out while trying to contact the DHCP.

Does anybody have any idea whatsoever as to what to do or even where to start.

Thanks in advance,
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A bit more info would help.

1) Were you set up the exact same way with the previous isp?
2) What does your network look like? i.e. pc1/wireless to router1; pc2/wired to router1 etc...
3) Do you have a static or dynamic ip?
4) Is DHCP set up in your router? If so, is the range of addresses matched up to the range assigned to your pc's network cards?
5) Are your pc's network cards set up to grab an ip automatically or do you have an ip hard coded into them?
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No, the network isn't set up exactly the same now. I have one computer online wirelessly and the other is wired but not connecting. Even if I connect it directly to the modem without going through the router, I still get the same results. I had a wireless card in it before and it would connect but the signal was really really weak. I tried a signal booster but that didn't help any, however I was online with the wireless card.

Network is PC1/wireless to Router1 and PC2/CAT5 to Router1 with Router1 connected to broadband moddem.

Static or Dynamic? Not really sure what you're asking here.

How would I check the DHCP in the router to make sure the cards are in the same range?

And finally, yes the cards are set to obtain the IP info automatically.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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So PC2 has a built in Ethernet port right? Did you make sure the port is active? Go to your network connections, check for local area connection and make sure it is enabled. Maybe it was disabled when you previously had a wireless card in that pc.

You should log onto your router. There will be a setting somewhere for DHCP config. Somewhere there there should be a range of ip addresses that are allowed to connect to the router. Check that the ip on PC2 is within that range.

Also, post the ip address of the router. Also do a ipconfig /all on PC2 and paste the info you get from that in here.
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Thanks for the help but I realized my mistake.

When I crimped the ends on the Cat5 cable I had the wires in the wrong order. I really didn't think it made a diference as long as both ends had the colors in the same order since all the wires look the same but I guess it does. FYI for anybody else that might fish their own wires, match your cables up with a pre-fab cable.

Thanks again
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Thanks for the help but I realized my mistake.

When I crimped the ends on the Cat5 cable I had the wires in the wrong order. I really didn't think it made a diference as long as both ends had the colors in the same order since all the wires look the same but I guess it does. FYI for anybody else that might fish their own wires, match your cables up with a pre-fab cable.

Thanks again
Cat5 cables are finicky
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So I've noticed

would've never thunk it though
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